A summary of the novel beloved by toni morrison

Sethe, Paul D. That's still a mystery. When Amy later helps Sethe deliver her baby in a boat, Sethe names this second daughter Denver after the girl who helped her.

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Swollen and scarred, Sethe nevertheless runs away, but along the way she collapses from exhaustion in a forest. Sethe is greatly influenced by her repression of the trauma she endured, she lives with "a tree on her back", scars from being whipped.

Only the third child, her older daughter, dies, her throat having been cut with a handsaw by Sethe. Paul D and Baby Suggs both look away in disgust and deny that description of Sethe's scars.

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She wishes her eldest daughter would come back so that she could justify her brutal action.

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Beloved by Toni Morrison: Summary